By Daily Mail Reporter
Published: 23:40 BST, 1 June 2018 | Updated: 23:40 BST, 1 June 2018
Many parents are too busy staring at their phones to teach their children to read and write, a nursery expert said.
Melanie Pilcher, policy and standards manager at the Pre-school Learning Alliance, warned literacy levels were affected by parents who spent too much time online.
Addressing an audience at the Hilton Bankside in central London, she said: 'You have only got to sit on a bus to see parents who are on their